The Edmonton Eskimos signed Canadian kicker Sean Whyte to a one-year contract Monday.

Whyte was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

The native of White Rock, B.C., signed with Edmonton as a free agent last September and made 24 of 26 field goal attempts. He hit on one of three field goals and added a convert in the Eskimos' 26-20 Grey Cup win over the Ottawa Redblacks.

Whyte, entering his eighth CFL season, has made 211 of 251 career field goal tries (84.1 per cent) and 217 of 218 converts. He also has a 42.6-yard punting average.